General Science - Quiz Questions and Answers

General Science Quiz Questions
1. With reference to mitochondria, which of the following is/are correct?
1. It acts as a suicide bag for the cells.
2. It is also called as the powerhouse of cell.
3. It helps in protein synthesis.
(A) 1 and 2 (B) 2 only
(C) 2 and 3 (D) All of these
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2. The process when body attacks their own cells is called–
(A) Auto Immunity (B) Passive Immunity
(C) Active Immunity (D) Allergy
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3. Which of the following is not correctly matched?
(A) Maize, Sugarcane : Stilt roots
(B) Turmeric, Ginger : Modified Stem
(C) Carrot, Turnip : Taproots
(D) Potato, Colocasia : Modified root
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4. Consider the following statements–
1. Byssinosis is a lung disease that affects Textile workers.
2. Cramometer is an instrument that measures skull.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?
(A) 1 only (B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2 (D) Neither 1 nor 2
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5. Consider the following statements–
1. Nitrous oxide does not occur naturally in the environment.
2. Carbon dioxide is mostly confined to stratosphere only.
Which of the above statements are correct?
(A) 1 only (B) 2 only
(C) Neither 1 nor 2 (D) Both 1 and 2
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6. Excess of nitrate in drinking water can cause disease such as methemoglobinemia, which is also called–
(A) Green baby syndrome (B) Blue baby syndrome
(C) Pink baby syndrome (D) White baby syndrome
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7. Amorphous form of Silica used in filtration plants is called–
(A) Kieselguhr (B) Silicones
(C) Carbon black (D) None of these
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8. Which of the following statements is/are incorrect?
1. Activated charcoal is used in absorbing poisonous gases.
2. Carbon black is used as a filter in automobile tyres.
(A) 1 only (B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2 (D) Neither 1 nor 2
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9. Which of the following is a suitable technique of separation, identification and purification of a compound?
(A) Chromatography (B) Reverse osmosis
(C) Fractional distillation (D) Zeolite membrane filtration
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10. Consider the following statements–
1. Several non-endocrine tissues secrete hormones called Growth Factors.
2. Heart secretes a peptide hormone called Atrial Natriuretic Factor (ANF) which decreases blood pressure.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(A) 1 only (B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2 (D) Neither 1 nor 2
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11. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Caustic soda is used in preparing artificial silk.
2. Sodium bicarbonate is used as a mild antiseptic for skin infection.
3. Magnesium carbonate is used as an ingredient of tooth paste.
(A) 1 only (B) 1 and 2
(C) 1, 2 and 3 (D) 1 and 3
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12. Which of the following acts as both exocrine and endocrine gland?
(A) Pancreas (B) Spleen
(C) Liver (D) Pituitary gland
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13. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. AB Blood group is an universal donor.
2. Lymph contains lymphocytes responsible for immune responses.
3. Vasopressin is an antidiuretic hormone that prevents fluid loss.
(A) 1 and 2 (B) 2 and 3
(C) 1, 2 and 3 (D) 1 and 3
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14. Rapid spasm in muscle due to low availability of calcium ion in body fluid is called–
(A) Tetany (B) Tetanus
(C) Fibrosis (D) Gout
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15. Which part of the brain is responsible for controlling body temperature?
(A) Pituitary gland (B) Hypothalamus
(C) Thalamus (D) None of these
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16. Select the correct statement(s)–
1. Phosphate fertilisers are mainly used after sowing of seeds.
2. Hydroponics involves cultivation of plants without the use of soil.
3. The chemical reaction in a dry cell is reversible.
(A) 1 only (B) 1 and 2
(C) 1 and 3 (D) All of these
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17. Biomedication helps clean up aquifers and oil spills. It involves the use of–
(A) Bacteria (B) Bacteria and Fungi
(C) Fungi (D) Fungi and Algae
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18. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Botanical Garden is a site for in situ method of conservation of flora.
2. Wildlife Sanctuary is an ex situ method of conservation of fauna.
(A) 1 only (B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2 (D) Neither 1 nor 2
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19. Which of the following is not correctly matched?
(A) Charles Babbage : Calculating machines precursor of the modern computer
(B) George Eastman : Photographic equipment
(C) William Harvey : Circulation of blood
(D) John Napier : Calculus
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20. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Nobel Prize in Physics 2012 was awarded jointly to Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum system.
2. A quantum system consists of a pairs of particles which are created with opposite spin.
(A) 1 only (B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2 (D) Neither 1 nor 2
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